Acquiring network address... fails when create/repair connection with XP Home wizard
Posted on 2006-04-28
Attempting to repair friend's internet connection with Dell Dimension PC using access point with PC CAT5 wired to access point. This is a recent problem with only auto updates from NAV, CounterSpy & Windows XP Home. Modem & Access point power down/up reset. Initial symptoms were Security Certificate name does not match name of site - issued to install.charter.com. Proceeded successfully with various dialogs to download cert & symptoms did not reappear.
Determined with laptop CAT5 to modem that cable modem is OK. Access point not in loop.
Determined that laptop cannot complete wireless connection with access point in loop. (access point NG?)
With PC CAT5 to cable modem (access point taken out of loop), get these messages when I try to repair/create new internet connection with XP Home wizard.
>Network cable unplugged (CNET PCI card shows working properly in device manager)
>Local Area Connection...Acquiring Network Address...Limited or no Connectivity (acquire IP address automatically set)
>Repair...Windows count not finish repair...not be completed...Renewing your IP address
Various attempts to create (always on) connection yield same result. There is always one internet connection that cannot be deleted that shows above.
How can I establish connection?